John Peel

The ugly side of cute deer

It’s cute until it isn’t.

A marmot waddles up to you, stands up on his hind legs and sniffs around. That’s cute.

A mountain goat stares at you from five feet away, and you shoot a photo of the adorable creature with mom in the near background. Cute.

A deer perks up its ears and looks at you with those...

John Peel is Features Editor at The Durango Herald. He can be reached at

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